Last October, when Super Storm Sandy hit New York, it decimated the neighborhood where I grew up, Lindenhurst, and the surrounding areas on Long Island.
f your family is fortunate enough to be taking a summer vacation, are you and your children going to tear around the house stuffing clothes in bags and rummaging through drawers for maps and sunscreen? I have two very important words for you: plan ahead.
This year, as we make sure our insurance documents are in order and buy new batteries for our flashlight, let's consider taking preparedness beyond bracing for the storm and the immediate aftermath.
You don't have to be an environmentalist to buy or invest in clean energy. You should do that if you simply want to keep your lights on during the next storm.
In the Atlantic, NOAA forecasts an active season with 13 to 20 named storms. Seven to 11 of those storms, NOAA said, could actually develop into Category 1 or higher hurricanes.
Senator John McCain has gone and made himself an illegal immigrant. At least that's what my friends over at Tea Party Nation tell me. And they're always tellin' facts so it must be true.
My sneakers, socks, jeans, jacket, and baseball cap were all drenched but it was a beautiful day and the perfect way to kick off the summer season at the Jersey shore.
It is never too early, they are never too young, to learn that they can make a difference. They count. They matter. Their actions affect others. And most importantly, that they are a world and they can save a world.
No politician wants to argue that the absence of debt means that we are not investing in the future. The recent collapse of a bridge in "good repair" on Interstate 5 in Washington reminds us of our inability to make choices and take care of basic needs.
Not often do I have the chance to meet with royals who care deeply about orphans. Unable to get out of meetings in Manhattan, I did the next best thi...
Climate change requires that we transition to a fossil fuel free economy: But at what pace? How will we fund this transition? Who will pay the costs? What technologies will be used? If the transition takes place too slowly, we bear the risks of climate change.
Sure, disaster porn is always good for ratings, but though a Superstorm Sandy may momentarily raise the specter of climate change, daily bulletins on the parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere apparently aren't Nielsen enough.
The world's cities are working to increase energy efficiency and parkland while reducing greenhouse gasses. They are also busy implementing pollution controls, green building codes and innovative methods of recycling and managing waste
Problems that play out over decades and centuries, that involve predictions about the year 2100, are just not relevant to most people. But the truth is that climate change is starting to touch those everyday, boring things that people do care about -- like insurance rates and taxes and property values.
It's been six months since Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast. While the media and majority of the American public have largely moved on to other...
While the federal, state and local governments did an excellent job making sure that people were protected, fed and housed during and immediately after the storm, they have done a horrendous job helping our shoreline communities rebuild.